Every January just before the start of the new school year, parents in Kenya and across Africa often face a huge headache: purchasing textbooks and school uniforms for the school year ahead.
Sub Saharan Africa is experiencing an unprecedented surge in demand for luxury products and services. This is particularly being driven by a booming middle class.
Everywhere we look, technology is being touted as the enabler of a new era of African agricultural prosperity. The exciting world of possibilities offered by blockchain, IoT and machine learning has made companies, governments and policy-makers sit up.
[Column] Vahid Monadjem: Mobile money partnerships present an opportunity for banks in emerging markets
Over the past decade, mobile money adoption has skyrocketed - a phenomenon that has primarily been driven by growth in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Women Elite Sports Empowerment Initiative (WESIE) was founded in 2012 by British/Nigerian Funke E. Adeniji, who began playing basketball in her teens, working her way up from collegiate level basketball in the UK to division 1, the UK’s premiere league for women.
Rapid urbanisation across the continent is having an effect on water demands and it is estimated that by the year 2030, the world will need 40% more water than its current accessible, reliable supply.
The ability for industry to create an inclusive society is often obscured by narratives that center profits and markets or languages of GDP growth and trade statistics.
With developing technology that has promoted reliable and stable internet connectivity among east African countries, students from the region can now take their courses in the comfort of their homes.
StartCredits is a Nigerian financial technology startup that is redefining borrowing by offering competitive terms that reduce interest rates while advancing transparency.
The East African Legislative Council and the East African Business Council have over the years pushed and even instituted policies and legislation meant to punish and arrest the runaway counterfeiting and illicit business
[Column] Shane Leahy: Converging for a better experience; the need for different payment options in the African betting sector
The online betting industry has been transformative for the African marketplace and is now contributing a huge portion to the region's overall economy.
Cloud is coming into its own. Forrester says that public cloud platforms, business services, and applications will reach $236B by 2020.
Consolidation is taking place in the East African insurance market due to rising capital requirements and mergers with international firms that want to gain a foothold in the region. Ashok Shah, Group CEO of APA Apollo examines the opportunities this brings.
A lot can happen in a year. And when that year is 2018, a year in which we stand on the threshold of an exponential future driven by technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, IoT and blockchain, the world may look very different by the end of it than it does now.
That the spirit of fostering free trade and movement of people among East African member states has gained traction over the years is in no doubt.
The capacity for innovation in industry is a key ingredient in the creation of a productive workforce, which in turn increases industry competitiveness.
BeepTool Communications, a Nigerian fintech and VoIP company has been positioning itself to change the landscape of mobile communication and connectivity inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa by offering low cost ICT solutions.
South Africa’s ongoing education crisis, specifically access to schooling and learning material has been well publicised.
The world of manufacturing is beginning to realize the value of women’s participation for its advancement, as it transforms through technology and rapid digitization.
In the rapidly evolving digital world, Clayfin has positioned itself as a frontrunner in the provision of digital banking experience solutions key in helping banks craft digital experiences that enrich customer life journeys.